Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)
This book was found because I enjoy the narration of Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and was looking for another enjoyable performance of an audio book.
What a great story! The intricate details and descriptions along with the fantastic narration made this a wonderful experience. If I was interrupted, I would be sure to go back and go over the part I just missed. It was that good.
Very interesting character development, great voice acting, and nice and long. If you buy your space opera by the pound (of by the hour, in this medium) then you won't be disappointed. Over all, would strongly recommend.
Alastair Reynolds delivers another hard science fiction book. One gets use to his original stories by now as well as his unique characters. The reader is excellent.
difficult to get into the story and hard to understand the narrator at the beginning.
For a book this long, the universe, characters and plot need to be bigger. I am a big fan of Reynolds earlier books but struggled to find satisfaction with this one. This could easily be adapted to a short story and all the interesting stuff packed into 50 pages. The characters are few and his universe feels small and dim. The plot? It felt developed along the way and the whole mystery with the glove and box, and the wild goose chase, it played out for far, far to long. Much ado about nothing.... I loved Pushing Ice but this isn't in the same category.
A Tool in the shed
Really enjoyed the performance. The story took a little while to get into, but it slowly warmed up. I look forward to the next book.
As stated by previous reviewers, this story needed a rolling start to turn the engine over. Once started, however, this story is classic Alistair Reynolds. Colorful prose, excellent character development, and a good story to boot. You won't be sorry when you get this title.
I would recommend this to a reader that enjoyed RevelationSpace or Chasm City' or the Prefect. Blue Remembered Earth is much more similar in toneto those novels than, let's say, House of Suns.Let's
The ending was a let down. The ending was relatively weak and unsatisfying which is why I only gave the story 3 stars.
He is A very nice narrator.
No, this was solid Alastair Reynolds - nice combination of hard science and speculative fiction.